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Case name Resolute Forest Products Inc. v. The Government of Canada
Case description

Pursuant to Article 3 of the 1976 Arbitration Rules of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law and Article 1120 of the North American Free Trade Agreement (“NAFTA”), through a Notice of Arbitration dated December 30, 2015, Resolute Forest Products Inc., on its own behalf and on behalf of its subsidiary, Resolute FP Canada Inc., instituted arbitral proceedings against the Government of Canada.  The Permanent Court of Arbitration acts as Registry in this arbitration.

Name(s) of Claimant(s) Resolute Forest Products Inc. (U.S.A.) ( Private entity )
Name(s) of Respondent(s) The Government of Canada ( State )
Names of Parties
Case number 2016-13
Administering institution Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA)
Case status Pending
Type of case Investment arbitration
Subject matter or economic sector Manufacturing
Rules used in arbitral proceedings UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules 1976
Treaty or contract under which proceedings were commenced Multilateral treaty
Treaty: NAFTA

Language of Proceeding English
French
Seat of Arbitration (by Country) Canada
Arbitrator(s)

Judge James R. Crawford AC (President)

Dean Ronald A. Cass

Dean Céline Lévesque

 

Representatives of the Claimant(s)

Mr. Elliot J. Feldman

Mr. Michael S. Snarr

Mr. Paul M. Levine

BAKER HOSTETLER LLP

 

Mr. Martin J. Valasek

Ms. Jenna Anne de Jong

NORTON ROSE FULBRIGHT CANADA LLP

 

M. Jacques Vachon

RESOLUTE FOREST PRODUCTS INC.

Representatives of the Respondent(s)

Mr. Mark Luz

Mr. Rodney Neufeld

Ms. Jenna Wates
Ms. Michelle Hoffmann

TRADE LAW BUREAU, GLOBAL AFFAIRS CANADA

Representatives of the Parties
Number of Arbitrators in case 3
Date of commencement of proceeding [dd-mm-yyyy] 30-12-2015
Date of issue of final award [dd-mm-yyyy]  
Length of Proceedings
Additional notes

Pursuant to Article A(2)(b) of the Notes of Interpretation of Certain Chapter 11 Provisions, adopted on 31 July 2001 by the States Parties to NAFTA, Canada, Mexico and the United States have agreed to make available to the public in a timely manner all documents submitted to, or issued by, a Chapter Eleven tribunal, subject to appropriate redactions. In PCA-administered arbitrations involving the Government of Canada, these documents are published on the PCA Case Repository.

Attachments Written submission
30-12-2015  English
30-09-2015  English
01-09-2016  English
29-09-2016  English
13-10-2016  English
22-12-2016  English
22-02-2017  English
22-02-2017  English
29-03-2017  English
03-05-2017  English
14-06-2017  English
14-06-2017  English
12-07-2017  English
12-07-2017  English

Procedural Order
29-06-2016  English
14-10-2016  English
03-11-2016  English
18-11-2016  English
12-12-2016  English
29-06-2017  English

Press Release
08-05-2017  English
08-05-2017  French
01-08-2017  English
01-08-2017  French

Other
27-10-2016  English

Video
15-08-2017  English
 
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